Nationals to demand changes to NEG

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 26-Jun-18

The federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee aims to commit power retailers to a secure electricity supply that will meet carbon emissions reduction and reliability targets. National Party MPs met to discuss the NEG on 25 June, and are understood to want its proposed mechanism to be altered so as to favour suppliers of baseload power. Some members of both the Nationals and the Liberal Party are of the view that the NEG should not have an emissions reduction component.

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NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL FARMERS’ FEDERATION LIMITED, THE AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP, MINERAL COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED – ASX BSL, AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET OPERATOR LIMITED

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